Principles of Nutrition
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The Principles of Nutrition course provides an introduction to the basic concepts related to nutrients in foods and their metabolic functions. The course will further focus on methods for assessing nutritional status and dietary adequacy, as well as its applications to phases of the human life cycle.
Duration: 4.5 Credit Hours (45 total hours)
Cost: $299 (includes access to all online materials necessary to complete course)
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Week 1: Summarize the basic principles of nutrition.
Week 2: Relate the basic concepts of digestion and absorption.
Week 3: Identify the role of carbohydrates in a healthy diet.
Week 4: Identify the role of lipids, triglycerides, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the diet.
Week 5: Identify the role of protein in the body.
Week 6: Assess the energy requirements of the body.
Week 7: Examine the functions of water, vitamins, and minerals, in promoting a healthy body.
Week 8: Assess the nutritive requirements of healthy individuals throughout their lifecycle.
Week 9: Examine the role of diet in the overall health of the human body.
Week 10: Investigate current consumer concerns about the safety and availability of foods and water globally.
*This program does not require approval under the Private Career College Act, 2005